Class XII – Higher Secondary Examination commences from March 03,

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Class XII – Higher Secondary Examination commences from March 03, 2008

Nearly 4,000 persons will supervise the HSC (Class XII) examination commencing on Monday, Director of Government Examinations Vasanthi Jeevanandam said here on Sunday.

Warning against malpractice

Speaking to presspersons on the arrangements made for the examination, she said squads of supervisors would visit various examination centres in groups of five or six to check if invigilators or students indulged in any malpractice.

They would take immediate action should they come across such a case.

Anna University faculty members were roped in to ensure smooth conduct of the examination, Ms. Jeevanandam said.

The department would take severe action against candidates if they possessed printed books, notes, manuscripts in the examination hall, attempted to copy, misbehaved with invigilators or if they substituted answer books.

Candidates found impersonating would be debarred from taking the examinations for the next five years.

For those caught copying, their marks in that particular subject would be cancelled, she said.

Chief invigilators

On the day of the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Biology examinations, headmasters of other schools would be posted as chief invigilators. Twenty four-hour police protection was being provided to 278 question paper custodian centres all over the State.

New initiative

Speaking on the initiatives taken this year, the Director said students would be provided additional 10 minutes to go through question papers, which would be distributed at 10 a.m. They would receive the answer scripts at 10.10 a.m.

The students would be given three hours to write the examination.

For the Class X examinations beginning later this month, the marks of students of Matriculation, Anglo-Indian and OSLC streams would be converted to 500, but there would be no change in the question paper pattern, she said.

Code marking

The Director urged students to clearly mark their question paper code as A or B on the main answer script, fly leaf and additional sheets. Additional time would be given to students with learning disabilities and hearing impairments, while students with visual impairment would be provided with scribes, she said.

As many as 5,93,306 students from 4,819 schools in Tamil Nadu would appear for the HSC examinations at 1, 684 examination centres.

A total of 11,002 students in Puducherry would take the examination at 30 centres there.

Old question papers are available at www.tn.gov.in/dge.

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